Building a future in agriculture

Eliza Petry enrolled in an agriculture class her freshman year at Rochelle Township High School and with that class she became a member of RTHS FFA. That membership has opened doors for her future and led to her serving as a state officer this year — her senior year.

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Leaders talk city budget issues

With the current fiscal year coming to a close in a little more than six weeks, Rochelle City Council met as a committee of the whole to discuss the proposed 2018 budget. A point of contention has been finding ways to reduce the transference of solid waste funds to the general fund to balance the budget.

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‘Shop Small’ this year: Support local businesses the Saturday after Thanksgiving

Since its founding in 2010 by American Express, Small Business Saturday has emerged as a major event for holiday shoppers who want to support their community.

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Carrying on with family tradition

Andy Rogde carried on the family tradition when he joined the Air Force in 2010. As he celebrates Veterans Day, the holiday to honor those who served has a special meaning for him since he left active duty in 2014.

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Remembering his time in service

BRIAN Sawlsville grew up with aspirations of joining the Army. He graduated from Rochelle Township High School in 2003 and immediately began his service for the United Sates military. The staff sergeant enjoyed his time in the Army and has many amazing memories from his service.

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Wheeling to the highest scouting honor

Earning Eagle Scout rank is not an easy challenge and his project was a challenge to raise money and awareness. Local troop 553 scout Erik Rychlewski completed his eagle project with a Wheel-a-thon raising awareness of challenges those with disabilities overcome daily and money for RAMP.

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Quilt, wall hanging two of many raffle items for hospital auxiliary event

The Auxiliary at Rochelle Community Hospital is hosting a holiday raffle. For $1 per ticket or 6 for $5, you have a chance to win one of many prizes.

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